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« on: March 10, 2011 12:29:15 PM »

Okay, so you shouldn't drink your yarn, but if you like to tote your work around and you don't want to put a ball of yarn in your purse with your makeup and keys and all the stuff that could snag onto or dirty-up the yarn, make one of these:

This bottle was once filled with stuff called "Vitamin Water," and I spooled a skien of white yarn onto a chopstick (I love chopsticks).  The bottle is slightly larger and has thicker plastic compared to a regular water bottle.  I cut the bottom and made a hole in the center of the base.  When cutting the bottom, don't cut all the way around; leave about a half an inch intact to use as a hinge.

The hole should be small enough for the tip of a chopstick to fit snugly.
I bore another hole into the center of the cap, so the top of the chopstick could go through.

Another hole was made on the side of the bottle, so a crochet hook could be inserted.
For more yarn to interchange in and out of the bottle, you could do this:

This is a plastic container meant for a pair of shoes.  For each spool of yarn, I bore a hole on either side so the chopstick could fit as shown.  I could probably make more holes, but this container doubles as a pen/marker holder.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011 12:55:35 PM »

Fantastic! I use zip-lock bags to tote my projects in, but this looks like it would give a lovely even tension without having to wind a centre pull ball.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011 01:03:00 PM »

Great idea and recycling, too!  Good job.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011 01:22:16 PM »

Thank you!  Yes, the bottle feeds very smoothly, and I didn't show a pic but if you bore holes on the lid of the bigger plastic container, you can also use it to feed multiple colors.  Thanks again for looking  Roll Eyes

« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011 01:25:44 PM »

I am always getting weird looks by my Professors as I crochet in class.  This is the solution I'm looking for. =] So creative!

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011 01:56:39 PM »

Smart! Great idea, bet it works really well!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011 02:09:22 PM »

great idea!!!
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